Hijacking
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Status:
Datum:Samstag 21 Juli 1984
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-300
Fluggesellschaft:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 138
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 147
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Libanon) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Abu Dhabi-Bateen Airport (AZI/OMAD), Vereinigte Arabische Emirate
Flug nach:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Flugnummer: 419
Unfallbericht:
MEA Flight 419 was hijacked about thirty minutes after takeoff from Abu Dhabi. A man entered the cockpit carrying a bottle wrapped in paper which he claimed to be a molotov cocktail. The Lebanese man had been refused a visa to enter Abu Dhabi. He wanted to be flown back to Abu Dhabi, but the pilot convinced him he only had enough fuel to reach Beirut. After hours of negotiations all passengers were released and the hijacked surrendered.

Informationsquelle:
» The Courier - Jul 22, 1984


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Distance from Abu Dhabi-Bateen Airport to Beirut International Airport as the crow flies is 2100 km (1312 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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